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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 11:03 AM
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Eating habits

Do any of you guys change what you eat prior to and during hunting season? I've heard of giving up things like garlic, onions, and even meat. Things I couldn't live without. I'd end up starving to death before the season is over.
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 11:36 AM
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Seems like I eat more at hunting camp than normal. I don't change my diet for hunting.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 11:44 AM
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I used to eat my homemade jerky in the woods all the time but stopped. It's heavy in the garlic and onion powder dept. My friend said I had bad breath after eating some one day. I initially took offense to the remark but it made me think if a human can smell it then a deer certainly can... my .02.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 01:51 PM
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me and my dad eat stuff in the stand and ive never had a problem with thhe deer just remember to back sent blocker spray stuff if u can

P.S. if u cant find any of the spray stuff just go roll around in the dirt...its about the same thing

P.S.S just kidding

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 03:31 PM
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yeah i lay off the garlic and stand i eat apples,i peel them and put the peels in my pocket pin em to my hat.I also eat PB&J sandwiches.i figure if they smell em they smell good and might investigate.I save the jerky for turkey season and home,fishing etc

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 05:40 PM
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Before hunting season, I start eating more fruit, less meat and fat. Mostly to help get in shape, and I usually drop about 10-12 pounds. Matter of fact, it's just about time for me to start. Thanks for the reminder.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 05:47 PM
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I eat whatever, whenever. The Lord came me an overactive fat burner I believe. In the stand I usually go with snickers and packs of crackers. I do put the crackers in a ziploc bag though to reduce the noise level I make when chowing down. Crinkling wrappers in the dead quite woods seems awful loud to me when I am trying to be quiet.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 08:23 PM
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I've heard of guys going full blown vegetarian cause they believe that pray animals can smell and tell the difference between carnivores and herbivores and that deer are not afraid of herbivores. just wondering what you all thought about it.
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 09:51 PM
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If somebody was in my blind with me then they may have some concerns,but what I had for supper the nite before is not my problem. But since I stand alone there is not a problem.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 10:13 PM
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I tend to eat beef jerkey alot in the blind.......sometimes I even pack me a zip-lock bag full of potato chips

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